Aridhia shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards

Edinburgh informatics company Aridhia has been shortlisted for the Most Innovative Contribution to Business-University Collaboration category at the Times Higher Education Awards.

The nomination is based on Aridhia’s partnership with the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences which has seen the two organisations collaborate on an extensive spectrum of research projects and educational activities.

Chris Roche, Aridhia’s CEO, said:

“We are proud to receive this recognition of our relationship with the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences as we make important advances in the field of precision medicine and support globally significant research collaborations such as the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia programme. By combining Aridhia’s informatics capabilities with the University’s clinical research expertise, SMS-IC offers a distinctive model which emphasises open innovation and maximises research impact, both vital in translating clinical research into clinical practice.”

Aridhia and the University have played a pivotal role in developing Scotland’s precision medicine ecosystem, an SMS-IC initiative which brings together expertise from research and life sciences organisations to realise clinical and operational precision medicine at scale.

The partnership recently led to the opening of a new Aridhia office at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, co-locating with SMS-IC and the University of Glasgow to enable closer collaborative working.

The annual Times Higher Education Awards recognise achievements across the higher education sector in areas including teaching, entrepreneurship, widening participation and research.